Research Administrator (1 year fixed-term)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Methodology

The Department of Methodology at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in social science research methodology. The Department coordinates and provides a focus for methodological activities at the School, in particular in the areas of graduate student and staff training and of methodological research.

The Department of Methodology is excited to offer a one year fixed term Research Administrator post. Internal applicants may apply for this as a secondment, with the agreement of their line-manager. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and experience in areas including:

  • To manage all aspects of research in the Department of Methodology, including: the PhD programme, research grants, financial activity, and data science research projects. To initiate and coordinate research meetings and events.
  • To monitor budgets and spending in the Department. To provide academic staff with regular reports of their spending, and to ensure spending limits are adhered to.
  • To work closely with the department manager to project manage a range of long term and short term business improvement initiatives aimed at improving Department systems and processes.
  • To provide comprehensive diary management, meeting and appointment prioritisation and travel booking for the Head of Department.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent communication, organisational and IT skills, a pro-active approach to problem solving and the ability to deal with people at all levels. This post offers a varied and interesting workload with the post holder being able to develop and improve Department services.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification linked to in the advert on the LSE website.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. For further information on this post, please contact Gillian Urquhart,

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 18 March 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are likely to take place on Monday 9 April 2018.

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